'dalian daily' towers and 'sakanela urban landscape' by graft architects
'dalian daily' towers and 'sakanela urban landscape' by graft architects 'dalian daily' towers and 'sakanela urban landscape' by graft architects
jan 27, 2009

'dalian daily' towers and 'sakanela urban landscape' by graft architects

‘dalian daily‘ towers all images courtesy graft architects

graft architects designed the ‘dalian daily’ residential and commercial towers located in dalian, china.  the residential towers focus on vertical volumes. each of the towers are composed of multiple vertical panes, which break off at the peaks like glass shards. these sharp edged and twisted tower peaks will provide ever changing light and reflection sensations by the movement of the sun.

‘dalian daily‘ towers

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left: commercial facade, right: residential facade

tower height building outlines and volume composition

conceptual rendering of ‘dalian daily towers’

sunlight reflection of the building at various times of day

‘sakanela urban landscape’ is another project graft architect’s have been working on. the site for the mixed-use project fronts the mtkvari river and is framed on another side by an existing park. the location offers river views and pedestrian access to the georgian capital’s city center.

graft’s proposal lines javakhishvili street at the upper edge of the site with a continuous row of buildings, bracketing the community from car traffic and directing views towards the river. two snaking buildings constitute the other edge, rendering a permeable border at the riverside and connecting the surrounding area to a private inner park.

a high-rise residential building at the intersection of the site’s bordering roads provides the development with a landmark feature and marks the end of the galaktioni bridge, one of the few roadways linking this side of the river to downtown tblisi. the complex becomes part of the foreground to views of the snow-capped caucasus mountains.

311 apartments of various sizes share the site with high-quality retail areas and office spaces on the lower floors. All apartments afford views towards the river or surrounding park area.

sakanela urban landscape – residential towers, georgia

sakanela urban landscape – galaktioni bridge, georgia

sakanela urban landscape, georgia  – aerial view sakanela urban landscape

more: http://www.graftlab.com

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